Green Tea is viewed today as a miracle-like natural ingredient and so it comes as no surprise that the Chinese have been using green tea for centuries to treat almost everything varying from headaches to depression. Let us begin by breaking down what is green tea. It encompasses nutrients and vitamins such as vitamin B, folate (or naturally occurring folic acid), manganese, potassium, magnesium, caffeine and other antioxidants.  Moreover, it is made from the Camellia sinensis plant, where fresh leaves from the plant are steamed to produce green tea (the leaves are used as they’re richer in antioxidants in comparison to other types of tea due to the way that they’re processed). Let’s have a look into the key benefits of green tea and why we are so excited about our Mint Green Tea Soap.

Contributes to weight loss - Green tea is thought to increase metabolism. This is because the polyphenol contained in green tea strengthens the levels of fat oxidation as well as the rate at which your body converts food into calories.

Decreases blood pressure - Regular consumption of green tea can decrease the risk of high blood pressure.

Prevents tooth decay – several studies suggest that the chemical antioxidant "catechin" in tea can remove bacteria and viruses that have a tendency to cause throat infections, dental caries and other dental infections.

Suppresses depression - Theanine is an amino acid, which is contained in tea leaves. Theanine provides a relaxing and soothing effect and thus can contribute to suppressing depression.  

Anti-aging - According to a recent article, “Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging, This is because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Both animal and human studies have demonstrated that green tea applied topically can reduce sun damage.”

“Green tea has been shown to improve blood flow and lower cholesterol. A 2013 review of many studies found green tea helped prevent a range of heart-related issues, from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure. What’s good for the heart is usually good for the brain; your brain needs healthy blood vessels, too. In one Swiss study, MRIs revealed that people who drank green tea had greater activity in the working-memory area of their brains. Green tea has also been shown to help block the formation of plaques that are linked to Alzheimer's disease. Green tea seems to help keep blood sugar stable in people with diabetes. Because catechins lower cholesterol and blood pressure, they can help protect against the damage a high-fat diet can cause."

With all of the abundance in health benefits, why not sit back on this winter morning with a cup of hot green tea?